Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lacking harmony, agreement, or compatibility; discordant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not consonant; disagreeing or clashing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not consonant or agreeing; inconsistent; discordant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not consonant or agreeing; discordant.

Etymologies

in- +‎ consonant (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Artists cannot use photographs too slavishly, however, because the shadow on a sail in one photograph may be out of sync with the light source in the painting, the action on the water inconsonant with the direction of the wind.

    Daniel Grant: Artwork That Is Judged on the Basis of Accuracy

  • We were so outside the law, so inconsonant with authority.

    Last Words

  • In my opinion, nobody in a position to be a candidate today is likely to adopt this suggestion, however excellent it may be, because it is too inconsonant with the current disastrous method of campaigning, the method that has given us hack after hack, bum after bum.

    Horse Race Rot, Cosmetic Crapola, And The Possible Need For Bloomberg.

  • "It is therefore inconsonant with RDP objectives to approach the defects warranty scheme in a selfish and self-centred manner."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • I believe that we can, but first we must recognize the fact that discussion of public policy in Canada today is totally inconsonant with the reality of our economic and social structure.

    Canada's Economy—Can We Advance Back to Reason?

  • With a haste inconsonant with the dignity of his office and his years, the Fifth Speaker rose and, in a voice hoarse with distress, gave his devastating report.

    Decision at Doona

  • The list was, as Sumitral agreed readily, not inconsonant with the highly circumscribed Hrruban culture.

    Decision at Doona

  • The descriptive anatomist of the human body aims at no higher walk in science than this, and hence his nomenclature is, as it is, a barbarous jargon of words, barren of all truthful signification, inconsonant with nature, and blindly irrespective of the cognitio certa ex principiis certis exorta.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The dish was hounded down as something too utterly inconsonant with the culinary decencies of civilisation.

    The Siege of Kimberley

  • Collective government is inconsonant with the traditions and instincts of these Asiatic people, who would intuitively fear and obey the arbitrary mandate of a paramount chief, whether he be called Nawab, Sultan, or Governor.

    The Philippine Islands

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